Thompson & Associates Wetland Services
1514 Menomonee Ave, South Milwaukee, WI 53172
Alice Thompson, Owner, Senior Scientist
Alice Thompson is a wetland ecologist with a Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she studied reed canary grass, an invasive wetland weed. Thompson is a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) as certified by the Society of Wetland Sciences Certification Program and an Assured Professional Wetland Delineator as determined by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. She is owner of Thompson and Associates Wetland Services, LLC which was founded in 1998, and consults on wetland projects throughout Wisconsin for diverse clients including private landowners, developers, municipalities, tribes, non-profits, and utilities. She is the principal author of the Wetland Restoration Handbook for Wisconsin Landowners, recently in it’s third printing by the Department of Natural Resources.
Ms. Thompson's professional interests include wetland restoration, ecology and the control of invasive plant species, especially reed canary grass. Ms. Thompson has satisfactorily completed the Wetland Delineation course offered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Coastal Management Program in 1998; the Advanced Wetland Delineation Training Workshop offered by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2002, 2008 and again in 2014; Advanced Hydric Soils offered by the Wetland Training Institute in 2004; the Primary Environmental Corridor Delineation Workshop offered by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission in 2004; Wetland Plant Identification offered by Dr. Mohlenbrock, Biotic Consultants, 2003 and 2004; Ecological Geology Workshop, UWM Field Station, 2006; Native Mussel Identification Workshop, UWM Field Station, 2012; Critical Methods in Wetland Delineation offered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, and yearly from 2014-2018 and the Midwest Supplement Training offered by the US Army Corp of Engineers in 2009. Thompson is a WDNR Certified Reviewer of the DNR Natural Heritage Inventory- a database of state and federally protected plants and animals. Ms. Thompson is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists and a past chair of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association.
Stefanie Nadeau, Associate Scientist, Upper Peninsula Michigan
Stefanie M. Nadeau, Associate, is a wetland ecologist and earned a Master’s Degree in Water Resource Science from the University of Minnesota in 2002 where she researched the effect of road salt and narrow leaved cattail on marsh vegetation. She currently works out of Marquette, Michigan having previously worked in both the Milwaukee and Chicago metropolitan areas, performing wetland delineations and natural area assessments, and developing wetland mitigation and restoration plans. Her professional interests include land management, wetland restoration, and reptiles and amphibians. Ms. Nadeau is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists.
Ms. Nadeau's training includes Critical Methods in Wetland Delineation offered by the WI DNR in 2006 and 2010, Wetland Soils and Hydrology taught by the Wetland Training Institute in 2006, Wetland Plant Identification Field Course, Biotic Consultants, Inc., 2005; and the Wisconsin Compensatory Wetland Mitigation Training, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), 2005. Nadeau is a WDNR Certified Reviewer of the DNR Natural Heritage Inventory- a database of state and federally protected plants and animals.
Aaron J. Menke, Assistant Wetland Ecologist & GIS Mapping Expert
Aaron J. Menke earned a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Environmental Geography from University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 2013, and has a Certificate in Geographic Information System (GIS). He previously worked as a Natural Resource Specialist at the Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum (Kenosha), and was a Forestry Specialist for City of Kenosha identifying, inventorying and mapping street trees. Mr. Menke has inventoried native vegetation at Hawthorn Hollow, Chiwaukee Prairie, and the Root River stream corridor. He has participated in varied wildlife surveys including Blanding’s Turtles where he captured, marked and performed genetic analysis on turtles in the Root and Pike River watersheds, Blue Bird Nest box monitoring at Hawthorn Hollow as well as trapping and removal of Red Swamp Crayfish (invasive) in Poerio Park, Kenosha. He successfully completed the Basic Wetland Delineation course offered by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2014, and Critical Methods in Wetland Delineation yearly from 2015-2018.
Maureen K. Bogdanski, Assistant Wetland Ecologist
Maureen K. Bogdanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a concentration in Environmental Economics from the University of Toledo in 2015. Her undergraduate thesis involved the development and implementation of a Northern Bobwhite Quail call survey and protocol, which lead to a non market valuation survey to determine the willingness to pay for the reintroduction of a population to a designated location. She came to Southeast Wisconsin for a Field Ecologist position at an ecological landscaping company. She previously worked as an Oak Openings Restoration Assistant at The Nature Conservancy's Kitty Todd Nature Preserve (Swanton, Ohio) where she did invasive species control and prescribed fire in various plant communities including prairies, savannas, woodlands, and wetlands. Ms. Bogdanski has conducted various flora and fauna surveys as an employee and volunteer for various organizations throughout Northwest Ohio, Southeast Michigan, and Southeast Wisconsin. Those surveys include vernal pool monitoring, macro invertebrate surveys, frog and toad call listening surveys, Ohio rare plant surveys, and vegetation inventories. She successfully completed the Vegetation of Wisconsin Workshop course offered by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2016.
Andrea Caron, Assistant Field Ecologist, Upper Peninsula Michigan
Andrea Caron has a forestry degree from University of Wisconsin-Steven's Point and a Masters Degree in Community Services from Michigan State University in 2011. Andrea previously worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska and as a forestry consultant in Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and U.P. Michigan. Her professional interests include land management, entomology and overall forest health.
Rochelle Connor, Office Manager
Rochelle Connor is the Office Manager for Thompson and Associates Wetland Services, LLC. Her professional experience includes project invoicing, accounting, and payroll. Ms. Connor brings organization, an attention to detail, and a positive attitude to the office.